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Old 09-20-2019, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by runamuck View Post
Then I suggest cedar.
You know, that's not a bad idea.

Originally Posted by peter.coombe View Post
Listen to your Luthier.
He suggests engelmann and rosewood, but I don't think he's made a parlor guitar before, so I wanted to get a few more opinions.

It's an odd situation with this luthier, because while he's pretty experienced (~20 years), he doesn't make many steel-string instruments—specializes in classical guitars. Naturally I expect no miracles, but so far I've only seen him do good work; anyway, I'm in a country where everything is cheap, so he's charging shockingly little by U.S. standards. I guess I'll see how it goes.

Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
Hard to beat red spruce and mahogany. I have an early-1900's Arion parlor (13" lower bout) with that combination and it is magical. It is very lightly built, with a Spanish cedar neck.
That's a combination I've been thinking about, for sure.
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